In a tragic road accident in West Bengal’s Nadia district, 18 persons were killed while seven others were injured after their vehicle met with an accident in the wee hours of Sunday. Around 2 am, close to 40 people were going to Nabadwip in Nadia district to perform last rites of a deceased from North 24 Parganas district. Suddenly the vehicle hit another truck from behind which was standing on the side of the road leading to the collision. The vehicle braced for a major impact resulting in casualties. Of these 18 who were killed in the accident, there are 10 men, 7 women and a 6-year-old kid. As many as seven others who suffered injuries are undergoing treatment at the local hospital and are said to be stable now. Sources in West Bengal Police say that the preliminary enquiry suggests that the driver of the vehicle could not spot the parked truck due to heavy fog and collided with it.